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A Move Within Loudoun County, After the Start of the School Year §8-20
 
POLICY:
"In-County Residence Change: Requests citing these provisions are 
accepted through the end of the current school year.
 
   A. 'Move Out' A student who changes residence within the
County during the  school year may, upon request of the parent
or guardian, complete that school year in the school in which the
student was originally enrolled, provided that the parent or guardian 
provides transportation to and from school.  A student who is a junior
at the time of changing residence may, upon request of the parent(s)
or guardian(s), continue to attend the school to which he or she was
enrolled prior to the change of residence until graduation, provided that the
parent(s) or guardian(s) provide any necessary
transportation to and from school. 
 
   B. 'Move In' A student whose family is in the process of buying, 
building, renting, or leasing a home in an attendance area other 
than the one in which they presently reside may be assigned to 
the school that the student will attend when the family moves 
into its new home, provided that the school is not in overflow, 
the purchase, construction, renting or leasing of such home will 
be completed within the school year, and the parent or guardian
provides transportation to and from school."
 
 
 
 
If a move occurs during the school year (only accepted 8/29/16-6/1/17 and the move must have occurred DURING the school year, not during the summer), a Family Relocation Form should be filled out, signed and emailed, mailed or faxed to the Department of Pupil Services. For moves into a zone which occur during the school year, parents may request that their child start at the school where they will be residents by filling out the request online and submitting a copy of the pending lease or future settlement/contract by fax or email (see contact information below).
 
Additionally, a signed copy of a lease, deed, settlement papers, or Shared Housing Document must be provided to the Department of Pupil Services in order to process your request. Providing documentation to the home school or requested school does not replace the need to submit required documentation to the Department of Pupil Services.
 
FAX: (571) 252-1242        E-MAIL: SpecialPermission@lcps.org
 

When submitting a Family Relocation request:
  • Please email SpecialPermission@lcps.org to formally request Special Permission and receive a Family Relocation Form, or download the one in the above link.
  • Please file the request after your move is completed, or once you wish for your student(s) to begin attending the school(s) where the student will attend after the family moves into the new home provided the elementary grade level is not in overflow.
  • Please complete a Change of Address Form for your child's school and submit proof of residency (deed, settlement paper work, current signed lease).
  • Once the documentation is received, your special permission request will be processed.
     
                                   Frequently Asked Questions:

Question

Answer

We moved to another attendance zone after the start of the school year. I would like for my child to continue to attend the same school he attended prior to our move. What can I do?
 
OR
 
We will move to another attendance zone after the start of the school year, due to building a new home.  I would like for my child to begin attending the school where s/he will reside once the home is complete. What can I do?
 
 

The parent has the responsibility to notify the home school whenever information regarding residency changes.

Since the move occurred or will occur after the start of the school year, School Board Policy §8-20 allows parents/guardians to request special permission for their child to finish the current school year at the school where he/she started the school year, provided that the parent submits required documentation and provides daily transportation to and from school.  School Board Policy §8-20 also allows students to begin attending the school where they will reside before the end of the current school year, provided that the parent submits required documentation and provides daily transportation to and from school until they relocate to their new residence.
 
A copy of the lease, deed, settlement papers or a shared housing document verifying the new physical address and the date of the move must be submitted to the Department of Pupil Services to process the special permission request.
 
Contact Gabrielle.Carpenter@lcps.org for more information.
We moved to another attendance zone last year and my daughter was given special permission to stay and finish her junior year. Can she stay at the same school for her senior year?Each year, a family may apply for special permission during the request window for the subsequent year. You may submit a request during the 4/1/17-8/15/17 window for your daughter to attend her previous school. Her application will be reviewed as a Rising Senior, under School Board Policy 8-20 #5 A:  Educational Continuity.  Since you are also considering renewing her Special Permission request to stay at the same school, her application is subject to the provisions under B. Renewal, which states that approvals for requests to attend the requested school will be made in consultation with the principal and the director at the appropriate level (elementary, middle or high).
Last Modified on March 28, 2017

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